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June 30, 2006

From tribute bands to outstanding fiddle performances, CW's Kimball Theatre has it all

Colonial Williamsburg’s Kimball Theatre not only offers award-winning historical performances, but also other performance genres. From musical performances on glass instruments to performances by renowned pop music artists, the Kimball Theatre has something for everyone.

“Dean Shostak’s Crystal Concert” is an exciting concert featuring music and stories of Benjamin Franklin’s glass armonica. This multimedia concert also includes spectacular new and antique glass instruments such as the glass grand harmonicon, glass violin and glass bowed psaltery. The concert is at 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. on July 12, 17, 19, 24, 26, 28, 31 and August 2, 9, 16, 28 and 30 and 1:30 and 3 p.m. on
August 6 and 13. All seats $5.

“Fiddleworks!” is a foot-stomping revue of American fiddle music from the 18th century through modern day. Nationally renowned fiddler Dean Shostak, Kelly Kennedy (vocals and clogging) and Lance Pedigo (percussion) combine music, stories, songs and audience participation for a high-energy concert experience for all ages. The concert is showing at 7 and 8:30 p.m. July 2, 9, 21, 30 and August 4 and 11. Special showings will be held at 1:30 and 3 p.m. on July 4. General admission $7, students $5.

“Coyote Run in Concert” returns to the Kimball Theatre for one night of music, entertainment and a little “Celtic fling.” Coyote Run (David, Catherine, Mick, Bruce, and the newest Coyote, Doug) is celebrating the national release of “Coyote Run Pleads the Fifth.” Seating is limited. This is the last chance to catch to the band locally until the Christmas holidays. The concert will be held at 7:30 p.m. July 7. General admission $12, seniors and students $10.

“A Midsummer Night’s Dream” is a tale of lovers who evade parental rule and city law by escaping into the forest only to be transformed by mischievous fairies. Reality and illusion interchange in the woods, as do love and hate, clarity and confusion. As the tricks are reversed and the couples unite, we delight in their wedding entertainment. This is sure to be an exciting event to attend for families and everyone alike. The performance will be held at 7 p.m. on August 1 and 2. Tickets are $12 for adults and youth ages 6-17, and children under 6 cost $5.

WTYD—Tide Radio Presents Another Skookum Music Series Event “An Evening with John Hiatt.” He began his solo career in 1974 and over the next decade he ran through a number of different styles from rock and roll to new-wave pop before he settled on a rootsy fusion of rock and roll, country, blues and folk. Following the success of his 1987 album, “Bring the Family,” he became a reliable hit songwriter for other artists and he developed a strong cult following that continued to gain strength into the mid-1990s. Hiatt’s songs have been covered successfully by such diverse artists as Bonnie Raitt, Dr. Feelgood, Iggy Pop, Three Dog Night and the Neville Brothers. Hiatt’s latest release, “Master of Disaster,” strikes a comfortable balance between his more confessional work and his impulsive rock-and-roll style. He will be performing at 8 p.m. August 5. All seats $35.

“Don Irwin in Concert: Two Guys Without Day Jobs” is a concert that features two talented musicians for a show-stopping evening. Don Irwin, Steinway concert artist, is as comfortable with Andrew Lloyd Weber and boogie-woogie as he is with Chopin and Beethoven. Patrick Vandiver is a featured instrumentalist and vocalist on the nationally syndicated radio show, “Delilah.” Patrick also was a featured actor in the movie, “The Patriot.” The performance will be at 8 p.m. on August 12. All seats $15.

“Second Flyte in Concert” is a tribute band formed from the producers of the Beatles tribute band, Hard Day’s Night-The Band, and are dedicated to re-creating
the sounds of America’s first true super group, The Byrds. Second Flyte is a true tribute band that will transport you back in time to experience the sights and sounds of a Byrds concert circa 1965. Second Flyte will be donating portions of the profits to dedicated charity organizations. For more information visit Second Flyte will perform at 7:30 p.m. August 25. General admission $10, seniors and students $8.

The Kimball Theatre, located in downtown Williamsburg’s Merchants Square, is owned and operated by The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, the not-for-profit educational institution that operates the restored 18th-century capital of Virginia. The Kimball Theatre offers live performances and art films seven days each week. For theater program information, call (757) 565-8588. Tickets are available at any Colonial Williamsburg ticketing location, by calling toll-free (800) HISTORY or visiting The Kimball Theatre box office is open 1-9:15 p.m.

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Penna Rogers
(757) 220-7121